A early talkie from Pathé, this crime drama starred relative newcomers Robert Armstrong and a very young Carole Lombard, the title credits still spelling her first name Carol. They play husband and wife, she threatening divorce unless he devotes more of his time to their marriage. In reality, Armstrong is an undercover detective busy investigating a dope ring lead by Reno (Sam Hardy), a crook with friends in high places. When Armstrong gets too close to the truth, Reno has him framed in the... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama, Comedy, Carole Lombard
Scarlet Street - D W Griffith - 1919 - From IMDB "A romantic bandit named Alvarez, wanted for raids on the mining camps of the California gold rush in 1849, is reformed by the love of a good woman." I am not sure why I am uploading this film. It is considered by many to be Griffith's worst. Perhaps history drives me. At any rate you have been warned. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Griffith, silents
A drama based on a play by Eugene O'Neill and starring Conrad Nagel and Leila Hyams. Arthur Housman plays a drunk, as usual. Currently rated 7.0 at IMDb. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Eugene O'Neill, Leila Hyams, Conrad Nagel, Arthur Housman, circus, adultery, tiger, speakeasy,...
Nora Moran (Zita Johann), a young woman with a difficult and tragic past, is sentenced to die for a murder that she did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it would not damage the lives, careers and reputations of those whom she loves. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama
New to betting on the horses, a middle-aged man has good fortune at first and thinks that gambling is a good source of income. Then his luck turns. Finding himself in dire financial straits, he is tempted to take money from the vault of the bank where he works. Currently rated 7.1 at the IMDB (here). (The video is interlaced in the MPEG2 file. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.) You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and quickly... ( 6 reviews ) Topics: betting, racing, bookie
A film about Ma Barker and her four sons who terrorize the South and Midwest in the 1930s, with a string of kidnappings, robberies, and murders. The gang members also meet with John Dillinger (Eric Sinclair), and Baby Face Nelson (Robert Kendall). ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama